WINNIPEG — A new public art display by artist Bill Pechet will be illuminated on Broadway Monday evening.
The sculpture, titled Heaven Between, has been turning heads since it recently went up on the median at the corner of Broadway and Edmonton Street.
The permanent light-based art piece is part of the city’s public art collection and was created through the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Public Art Program.
According to Vancouver-based Pechet, the dome shape of the new piece was inspired by the rooftops of significant buildings on the boulevard. Framed by the domes of the Manitoba Legislative Building at one end of Broadway, and Union Station at the other, the artwork is patterned with cut out silhouettes of elm leaves.
This intricate design casts light on the ground while reflecting the trees that line the street, planted over one hundred years ago by visionary city-makers.
Pechet is already known to Winnipegggers for creating emptyful, the beloved flask-shaped public artwork in Millennium Library Park
“I know Winnipeggers will be delighted by this stunning artwork that reflects the history of this grand boulevard while adding more beauty to our public spaces,” said Carol A. Phillips, executive director of the Winnipeg Arts Council.
A public lighting ceremony at the hands of Mayor Brian Bowman is planned for Monday at 5:30 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at Fools & Horses Coffee, 379 Broadway, at 6 p.m.